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Johnny Candido

Title History

  • NWS (National Wrestling Superstars) Hardcore title defeating Balls Mahoney (May 5, 2006);
  • NWS (National Wrestling Superstars) Hardcore title defeating The Equalizer (November 11, 2006);

Career Highlights

  • Johnny Candido is the younger brother of the late Chris Candido..
  • 2004: Johnny Candido now wrestles for Northeast indy promotion called National Wrestling Superstars..
  • June 4, 2005–NWS – ECW Style Show: Johnny Candido w/Tammy Sytch defeated Balls Mahoney w/Francine..
  • July 11, 2005 – RAW: Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney defeated Johnny Candido & Damian Adams in a dark match..
  • August 10, 2005–National Wrestling Superstars: Balls Mahoney defeated Johnny Candido..
  • September 11, 2005 – TNA Unbreakable: The Naturals (Andy Douglas & Chase Stevens) defeated America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) and Team Canada (A1 & Eric Young) and Alex Shelley & Johnny Candido in a 4-way tag team elimination match to retain the TNA world tag team titles..David Elson wrote: Appeared on TNA Unbreakable 2005 September 11th with his family to watch the four-way elimination match for the NWA World Tag Team Championships. The winners of the TNA 2005 Chris Candido Memorial Tag Team Tournament, Alex Shelley and Sean Waltman, were scheduled to face incumbent champions The Naturals, Team Canada, and America’s Most Wanted. When Waltman no-showed the event, Johnny left the audience, climbed on to the ring apron and assumed the role of Shelley’s tag team partner. Candido and Shelley were eliminated soon after when Candido was pinned by Eric Young. . Johnny wrestled in a WWE dark match against Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten with an unknown wrestler, and is the NWA midwest heavyweight champion.Editor’s Note: It has come to my attention that this bit of text was taken from Wikipedia.org — we at OWW do not condone plagerism so full credit for the preceeding text goes to them.
  • March 25, 2006–NWS: Bulldog Collare, Kamala, Slayer & The Clown defeated Hasheem Ali, Johnny Candido, Saddam Insane & TNT..
  • April 22, 2006–Pro Wrestling Unplugged: Nick Berk & Dr. Tom Prichard defeated Balls Mahoney & Johnny Candido..
  • April 29, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka w/Captain Lou Albano defeated Johnny Candido..
  • May 5, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: Johnny Candido defeated Balls Mahoney to capture the Hardcore title..
  • May 6, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: The Patriot & Balls Mahoney defeated Greg Valentine & Johnny Candido..
  • May 19, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake defeated Johnny Candido..
  • May 20, 2006–UXW: Trent Acid defeated Raven, Nick Berk, Johnny Candido,  The Sandman & Steve Corino in a 6-way match to win the UXW title..
  • June 3, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: Lex Luger w/Tammy Sytch defeated Johnny Candido w/Dawn Marie..
  • June 23, 2006–Pro Wrestling Unplugged: Gary Wolfe, Johnny Hot Body & Pete Hunter defeated Johnny Candido, Nick Berk & Z-Barr and The Krash Krew (Gemini & Kwame) & Ron Starr in a 3-way tag team match.
  • July 22, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: TNT & Johnny Candido defeated Antonio Malave & Hasheem Ali.. King Kong Bundy defeated Chris Steele (Johnny Candido attacked Bundy, setting up a match for the second show)..
  • July 22, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars (Night Show): King Kong Bundy defeated Johnny Candido..
  • August 18, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: Johnny Candido defeated The Equalizer to retain the Hardcore title.
  • October 7, 2006–NWS: Johnny Candido & Shane Taylor vs Bulldog Collare & The Equalizer ended in a double disqualification.
  • October 13, 2006–NWS: Matt Hyson vs Johnny Candido ended in a No Contest when the Tables they were using did not break..
  • October 14, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: Tito Santana defeated Johnny Candido..
  • November 10, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: The Equalizer defeated Johnny Candido to win the Hardcore title!
  • November 11, 2006–National Wrestling Superstars: Johnny Candido defeated The Equalizer to win back the Hardcore title!
  • April 7, 2007–NWS: Johnny Candido defeated The Equalizer in a First Blood to retain the NWS Hardcore title
  • April 20, 2007–National Wrestling Superstars: Johnny Candido vs. King Kaluha w/Foxxy Foxxy ended in a No Contest
  • April 20, 2007–NWS: Monsta Mack & Johnny Candido defeated Greg Valentine & King Kaluha w/Foxxy Foxxy..
  • June 16, 2007–Total Mayhem Pro Wrestling: Johnny Candido defeated Thunderbolt (Thunderbolt’s retirement match)..
  • July 19, 2007–NWS: Johnny Candido defeated Corey Havoc and Cameron Shaft in a 3-way elimination hardcore rules match to retain the hardcore title.
  • August 2, 2007–National Wrestling Superstars: The Patriot w/The Iron Sheik defeated Johnny Candido w/Rocco Dorsey..
  • August 11, 2007–F1: Rockin’ Rebel defeated Johnny Candido.
  • August 18, 2007–NWS: Rhett Titus defeats Johnny Candido by disqualification.
  • August 6, 2011–NWS: Johnny Candido & Tommy Dreamer defeated The 2 Rude Dudes (Corey Havoc & Steve Rogers) in a hardcore rules match.

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Trained By

Chris Candido





Spring Lake, New Jersey, USA




6' 2" (188 cm)


242 lbs (110 kg)

Finishing Move(s)

Favorite Move(s)

Blonde Bombshell (Superbomb),
New Jersey Jam (Diving Leg Drop), Diving Headbutt

Notable Feuds